The Manners of Downton Abbey

The Manners of Downton Abbey

DVD - 2015
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What goes on behind-the-scenes to get the manners of 1900s Britain exactly right on Downton Abbey? Discover the secrets of how the aristocratic set dined and dressed, how they married and made money, how they interacted with the servants, and above all why they behaved as they did. Includes revealing interviews with leading cast members.
Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS Distribution ©2015
ISBN: 9781627891974
Branch Call Number: 791.4572 DOW
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical
1 DVD (approximately 60 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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They could have given us more information/examples. But the video certainly enhances our understanding of Edwardian life and times. I especially enjoyed the examples of hat doffing.

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carlboygenius
Jun 20, 2015

Fascinating documentary on the backstory of Edwardian social customs. "Downton Abbey", so steeped in manners, develops an even deeper richness after seeing this documentary — because the carefully subtleties of that far more formal social world make more sense after having been given a primer on "the rules". So different was that world from ours today that it's almost foreign. This level of formality probably only exists today at state dinners. Yet it's good to understand. RECOMMENDED.

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thebritlass
Jun 15, 2015

This is a great companion to a fascinating series.

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